Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stenhouse Team Sanctioned For Homestead Violation

Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The infraction is a P3 level penalty which is outlined in Section 12-4.3 of the 2014 NASCAR rule book:
Violations resulting in P3 penalties tend to fall between serious and intermediate in nature. While they might include general “categories” of infractions similar to those in P4 (e.g. unauthorized parts; failing to meet specs; etc.), they tend to pertain more to secondary componentry or systems; modifications of lessor significance; go/no-go measurement failures of an intermediate nature. 
This infraction violates Sections 12-1 - Actions detrimental to stock car racing and 20-12 – Suspension: All front end and rear suspension mounts and mounting hardware must not allow movement or realignment of any suspension/drive line component beyond normal rotation or suspension/drive line travel.
As a result of these violations, crew chief Mike Kelley has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for six months, starting Jan. 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Additionally, car chief Patrick Magee has also been placed on NASCAR probation for six months starting Jan. 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.


  1. Anonymous12:04 AM

    "Actions detrimental to stock car racing".


    NASCAR still believes in schoolboy terminology. NO OTHER MOTORSPORT defines rulebook violations as detrimental to their organization, just the iron fist of Principal France..

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    Why don't they have an all star race with only a cubic inch and weight rule.That would be a race to watch

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